Mladen Golubić

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OBJECT This study was undertaken to test a hypothesis that meningiomas of the midline skull base and spine are predominantly of the meningothelial histological subtype. METHODS The cases of 794 consecutive patients who underwent resection for meningioma at the Cleveland Clinic between January 1991 and March 2004 were reviewed retrospectively. The authors(More)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, has been used to treat a range of different conditions, including periodontal disease (PD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). That DHA helps with these oral and gastrointestinal diseases in which inflammation and bacterial dysbiosis play key roles, raises the question of whether(More)
OBJECTIVE The neurofibromatosis type 2 gene is frequently mutated in sporadic meningiomas. The protein product of the neurofibromatosis type 2 gene is called schwannomin or merlin. Its expression in leptomeningeal cells from which meningiomas are derived and the characteristics of mutated forms in meningiomas, to our knowledge, have not been previously(More)
Numerous studies reveal the cardiovascular benefits of consuming dietary fiber and, especially, cereal fiber. Cereal fiber is associated with cardiovascular risk reduction through multiple mechanisms and consuming a variety of cereal fiber sources offers health benefits specific to the source. Certain cereal fibers have been studied more extensively than(More)
OBJECT The neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) gene is the only tumor suppressor gene that has been clearly implicated in the development of benign meningiomas. Interestingly, previous data obtained by the authors indicate that reduced NF2 protein expression seldom occurs in meningothelial meningiomas, the most common histological type of meningioma. The goal of(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies demonstrated that activation of receptor tyrosine kinases in human meningiomas by an autocrine or paracrine growth-stimulatory loop plays an important role in meningioma proliferation. Although it is well established that the proliferative signal from protein tyrosine kinase receptors is transduced through Ras proteins, the(More)
OBJECTIVE 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) oxidizes arachidonic acid into proinflammatory eicosanoids that may promote tumorigenesis. In this study, we investigated whether 5-LO is expressed in human astrocytomas and what effect its expression may have on patient outcome. METHODS Increased 5-LO messenger ribonucleic acid and protein expression was detected by the(More)
PURPOSE Plant-based nutrition achieved coronary artery disease (CAD) arrest and reversal in a small study. However, there was skepticism that this approach could succeed in a larger group of patients. The purpose of our follow-up study was to define the degree of adherence and outcomes of 198 consecutive patient volunteers who received counseling to convert(More)
BACKGROUND Poor lifestyle choices are key in development and progression of preventable chronic diseases. The purpose of the study was to design and test a program to mitigate the physical and fiscal consequences of chronic diseases. METHODS Here we report the outcomes for 429 participants with one or more chronic conditions, including obesity,(More)
A cosmid genomic library was prepared from a single individual of the rodent Spalax ehrenbergi, the mole rat, captured in Israel. The library was screened with a mouse probe hybridizing with all mouse class I major-histocompatibility-complex (Mhc) genes; the cross-hybridizing clones were isolated; and their restriction maps were prepared using five enzymes.(More)